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Issei Maeda

Swimming

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
S10, SB9, SM10

Further personal information

Residence
Miyazaki, JPN
Occupation
Office Worker
Languages
Japanese

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began the sport in grade five at primary school.
Why this sport?
He was invited to a swimming class by his friend during his summer holidays.
Club / Team
Aioi Nissay Dowa Insurance : Japan
Name of coach
Fumiyo Minemura [national], JPN

General interest

Hobbies
Spending time with his family. (aioinissaydowa.co.jp, 01 Oct 2018)
Most influential person in career
His mother. (aioinissaydowa.co.jp, 01 Oct 2018)
Awards and honours
In 2019 he was given the Miyanichi Sports Award by the Miyanichi Press in Japan. (the-miyanichi.co.jp, 23 Feb 2019)

In 2018 he was given the Para Sports Excellence Award by Miyazaki Prefecture in Japan. (AD Challenge Facebook page, 15 Feb 2018)
Ambitions
To win gold at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (Miyazaki City YouTube channel, 23 Apr 2016)
Impairment
He was born missing a right toe, three left toes and the left fibular below the knee. (mainichi.jp, 16 Nov 2018)